Oldest known figurative cave art discovered in Borneo

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Cave paintings in Borneo among the world’s oldest examples of figurative depiction. 
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250,000 year-old teeth reveal unprecedented detail about ancient children

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250,000 year-old Neanderthal teeth reveal the oldest exposure to lead and the first natural weaning from breastfeeding. 
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Nature Index names Griffith a 2018 Rising Star

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Significant recognition for societal impact of work by Griffith researchers.
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All hail the ‘sacred’ bin chicken

Highly revered 'bin chicken' finds itself at the heart of historic debate on evolution
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Griffith scientists shine at Young Tall Poppy awards

Emerging scientists at Griffith University have been recognised at the Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2018.
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Study sheds light on origins of ancient populations

Researchers help put to bed the long-held and debated theories into the origins of populations within the South East Asia regions.
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How 70,000 years of human interaction have shaped an icon of wild nature

The critically endangered orangutan - one of humankind’s closest living relatives - has become a symbol of wild nature’s vulnerability in the face of human actions and an icon of rainforest conservation.
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Remains confirmed as the oldest known species of human fossil found in Western Europe

New dating research led by Griffith University has confirmed the great antiquity of fossil remains attributed to a species of human called Homo antecessor found in Spain.
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Humans may have occupied Indonesian site earlier than previously thought

Renewed excavations at a limestone rock-shelter inhabited by ‘Ice Age’ hunter-gatherers on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi have revealed new evidence for earlier human occupation.
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Finger bone discovery believed to be from the oldest modern human found in Arabia

Griffith University played a key role in the team behind new research that describes the discovery of a fossil human finger bone at the site of Al Wusta, an ancient freshwater lake located in what is now the hyper-arid Nefud Desert, in Saudi Arabia.
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River’s evolution unfolds with a fresh mix of dating techniques

Griffith University has participated in the first international dating study of the fluvial terraces of the Lower Moulouya river in northeast Morocco.
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How humans won the race – evolutionary evidence at World Science Festival

If the human race had run differently, modern man might have descended from Neanderthals, or some other species of ancient hominin. Instead, Homo sapiens won world domination, and researchers from Griffith University’s Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) are at the forefront of re-tracing that ancient ‘race’ to ultimate victory. Griffith University’s signature event […]
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From our vast past to extreme future – Griffith offers answers at World Science Festival

In its third year, the growing celebration of all things science and the only World Science Festival franchise outside of New York, WSF Brisbane promises to ignite debate and inspire discovery. Running from March 21-25, WSF Brisbane focuses on the theme of ‘humanity’, and will see Griffith University experts in the thick of discussions delving into […]
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Ancient ‘giant’ handaxes raise questions about mobility of prehistoric European populations

A Griffith researcher has helped date a significant archaeological find in Spain.
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ARCHE helps rewrite timing for first humans out of Africa

Scientists from Griffith University have played a crucial role in helping an international team of archaeologists rewrite the timeline of human evolution and the migration of modern humans out of Africa. It had been widely accepted that Homo sapiens had moved out of Africa between 90,000 and 120,000 years ago but that has now been […]
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Ice Age children toys to be discovered

Griffith researchers are uncovering more about the “archaeologically invisible” – children of the Ice Age and their toys. Archaeologists have believed it near impossible to find toys from the deep past of Europe — the Palaeolithic, which dates to between around 45,000 to 11,000 years ago. Looking for children from this period is a relatively […]
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Giant Australian marsupials were like no other

A giant prehistoric Ice Age marsupial related to wombats and koalas has been discovered to be the only marsupial known to have ever followed annual seasonal migration. Likening it to “Australia’s Ice Age Serengeti”, researchers tracked the now extinct megafauna diprotodon – a three-tonne beast up to 1.8m tall and 3.5mlong – using fossils and […]
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Griffith researchers tackle human evolution in Sumatra

Hunting was not easy in a rainforest in ancient times but new research has found modern humans made a way for themselves in Indonesia. New evidence not only suggests that modern humans were present in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought – but they were colonising dense rainforests at earlier ages as well. […]
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